Managing director, Simms International
What is your greatest career move to date?
What is top of your bucket list?
To receive some IT training.
What has changed most since you started working in the channel?
Greater competition, lower margins and lots of consolidation.
How do you think Brexit is going to affect the channel?
Initially more challenging as a result of uncertainty.
What is your least favourite task during the working day?
Looking at the FX market.
If you were an animal, what would you be?
A dog, owned and cared for by my wife.
If you won the big one on EuroMillions, what would you do?
Donate to charity and keep on working.
What is your worst habit?
How has 2016 been for you?
It has been a challenge: Brexit, sterling and tricky supply of product.
If you didn't work in the IT channel, what would be your dream career?
A farmer. Back to my roots.
What major issues will the channel face in 2017?
Vendor reveals more details of restructuring as focus on higher-margin business intensifies
CEO Alan Cantwell tells CRN that entering the firm into administration was the only option after HMRC turned the screw on the firm and a last-ditch attempt to sell key assets to PCM came to nothing
Network-controlled security cameras added to distributor's business unit
4Sec completes second UK acquisition, with sights now set on international expansion